Humboldt Bay Trail


When complete, the 13-mile long Humboldt Bay Trail will run from south Eureka through Arcata, serving as an anchor for a network of adjacent trails that connect surrounding communities. This non-motorized trail will increase road safety, provide a low-cost travel alternative, expand recreational opportunities, improve community livability, and promote active, healthy transportation. The trail is being constructed in phases by the cities of Eureka and Arcata and Humboldt County. Construction funding is secured for all but the final four miles of the trail, a section called “Bay Trail South” that extends from Target to Bracut Industrial Park.

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Map of Projects in Development (Click on the image below for a larger view)

Humboldt Bay Trail Projects Overview Map November 2017

Partnerships For Trails

Three local agencies are currently leading the development of segments of the Humboldt Bay Trail:
  1. County of Humboldt
  2. City of Arcata
  3. City of Eureka

Humboldt County is leading the development of the Humboldt Bay Trail South segment which will provide the interconnecting link between Eureka’s and Arcata’s trail projects. The project area extends from the Bracut Industrial Center to X Street in Eureka near the Target store, for a total length of 3.8 miles.

The County was allocated funds through the State Transportation Improvement Program to complete preliminary engineering, environmental studies, and permitting and to develop engineering plans and specifications for the Bay Trail South segment. Preliminary cost estimates for right-of-way and construction range from $9 to $12 million. Costs for environmental mitigation are estimated at $1.5 to $2.0 million.  Future funding will need to be secured for these components. The goal is to have engineering plans, funding and permits in place to initiate construction by 2021.

Humboldt Bay Trail Upcoming Events

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The Humboldt Bay Trail Fund

The Humboldt Bay Trail Fund was established at the Humboldt Area Foundation to provide a mechanism for private donors to assist in the continued development of the Humboldt Bay Trail by focusing on the critical need for trail maintenance funds. The fund will give priority to on-going emergency trail maintenance with emphasis on supporting volunteer efforts. Make an on-line donation!

Thank You Donors! (Click on the image below for a larger view)

Thank You Humboldt Bay Trail Supporters as of November 8, 2017